AccessibleObject.Parent AccessibleObject.Parent AccessibleObject.Parent AccessibleObject.Parent Property

Definition

Gets the parent of an accessible object.

public:
 virtual property System::Windows::Forms::AccessibleObject ^ Parent { System::Windows::Forms::AccessibleObject ^ get(); };
public virtual System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleObject Parent { get; }
member this.Parent : System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleObject
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Parent As AccessibleObject

Property Value

An AccessibleObject that represents the parent of an accessible object, or null if there is no parent object.

Examples

The following example demonstrates the creation of an accessibility-aware chart control, using the AccessibleObject and Control.ControlAccessibleObject classes to expose accessible information. The control plots two curves along with a legend. The ChartControlAccessibleObject class, which derives from ControlAccessibleObject, is used in the CreateAccessibilityInstance method to provide custom accessible information for the chart control. Since the chart legend is not an actual Control -based control, but instead is drawn by the chart control, it does not have any built-in accessible information. Because of this, the ChartControlAccessibleObject class overrides the GetChild method to return the CurveLegendAccessibleObject that represents accessible information for each part of the legend. When an accessible-aware application uses this control, the control can provide the necessary accessible information.

This code excerpt demonstrates overriding the Parent property. See the AccessibleObject class overview for the complete code example.

   // Inner class CurveLegendAccessibleObject represents accessible information
   // associated with the CurveLegend object.
public:
   ref class CurveLegendAccessibleObject: public AccessibleObject
   {
   private:
      CurveLegend^ curveLegend;

   public:
      CurveLegendAccessibleObject( CurveLegend^ curveLegend )
         : AccessibleObject()
      {
         this->curveLegend = curveLegend;
      }


   private:

      property ChartControlAccessibleObject^ ChartControl 
      {

         // Private property that helps get the reference to the parent ChartControl.
         ChartControlAccessibleObject^ get()
         {
            return dynamic_cast<ChartControlAccessibleObject^>(Parent);
         }

      }

   internal:

      property int ID 
      {

         // Internal helper function that returns the ID for this CurveLegend.
         int get()
         {
            for ( int i = 0; i < ChartControl->GetChildCount(); i++ )
            {
               if ( ChartControl->GetChild( i ) == this )
               {
                  return i;
               }

            }
            return  -1;
         }

      }

   public:

      property Rectangle Bounds 
      {

         // Gets the Bounds for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual Rectangle get() override
         {
            
            // The bounds is in screen coordinates.
            Point loc = curveLegend->Location;
            return Rectangle(curveLegend->chart->PointToScreen( loc ),curveLegend->Size);
         }

      }

      property String^ Name 
      {

         // Gets or sets the Name for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual String^ get() override
         {
            return curveLegend->Name;
         }

         virtual void set( String^ value ) override
         {
            curveLegend->Name = value;
         }

      }

      property AccessibleObject^ Parent 
      {

         // Gets the Curve Legend Parent's Accessible object.
         // This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual AccessibleObject^ get() override
         {
            return curveLegend->chart->AccessibilityObject;
         }

      }

      property System::Windows::Forms::AccessibleRole Role 
      {

         // Gets the role for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual System::Windows::Forms::AccessibleRole get() override
         {
            return ::AccessibleRole::StaticText;
         }

      }

      property AccessibleStates State 
      {

         // Gets the state based on the selection for the CurveLegend.
         // This is used by accessibility programs.
         virtual AccessibleStates get() override
         {
            AccessibleStates state = AccessibleStates::Selectable;
            if ( curveLegend->Selected )
            {
               state = static_cast<AccessibleStates>(state | AccessibleStates::Selected);
            }

            return state;
         }

      }

      // Navigates through siblings of this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
      virtual AccessibleObject^ Navigate( AccessibleNavigation navdir ) override
      {
         
         // Uses the internal NavigateFromChild helper function that exists
         // on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
         return ChartControl->NavigateFromChild( this, navdir );
      }


      // Selects or unselects this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
      virtual void Select( AccessibleSelection selection ) override
      {
         
         // Uses the internal SelectChild helper function that exists
         // on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
         ChartControl->SelectChild( this, selection );
      }

   };
// Inner class CurveLegendAccessibleObject represents accessible information 
// associated with the CurveLegend object.
public class CurveLegendAccessibleObject : AccessibleObject
{
    private CurveLegend curveLegend;

    public CurveLegendAccessibleObject(CurveLegend curveLegend) : base() 
    {
        this.curveLegend = curveLegend;                    
    }                

    // Private property that helps get the reference to the parent ChartControl.
    private ChartControlAccessibleObject ChartControl
    {   
        get {
            return Parent as ChartControlAccessibleObject;
        }
    }

    // Internal helper function that returns the ID for this CurveLegend.
    internal int ID
    {
        get {
            for(int i = 0; i < ChartControl.GetChildCount(); i++) {
                if (ChartControl.GetChild(i) == this) {
                    return i;
                }
            }
            return -1;
        }
    }

    // Gets the Bounds for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
    public override Rectangle Bounds
    {
        get {                        
            // The bounds is in screen coordinates.
            Point loc = curveLegend.Location;
            return new Rectangle(curveLegend.chart.PointToScreen(loc), curveLegend.Size);
        }
    }

    // Gets or sets the Name for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
    public override string Name
    {
        get {
            return curveLegend.Name;
        }
        set {
            curveLegend.Name = value;                        
        }
    }

    // Gets the Curve Legend Parent's Accessible object.
    // This is used by accessibility programs.
    public override AccessibleObject Parent
    {
        get {
            return curveLegend.chart.AccessibilityObject;
        }
    }

    // Gets the role for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
    public override AccessibleRole Role 
    {
        get {
            return AccessibleRole.StaticText;
        }
    }

    // Gets the state based on the selection for the CurveLegend. 
    // This is used by accessibility programs.
    public override AccessibleStates State 
    {
        get {
            AccessibleStates state = AccessibleStates.Selectable;
            if (curveLegend.Selected) 
            {
                state |= AccessibleStates.Selected;
            }
            return state;
        }
    }

    // Navigates through siblings of this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
    public override AccessibleObject Navigate(AccessibleNavigation navdir) 
    {
        // Uses the internal NavigateFromChild helper function that exists
        // on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
        return ChartControl.NavigateFromChild(this, navdir);
    }

    // Selects or unselects this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
    public override void Select(AccessibleSelection selection) 
    {
        // Uses the internal SelectChild helper function that exists
        // on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
        ChartControl.SelectChild(this, selection);
    }
}
' Inner class CurveLegendAccessibleObject represents accessible information 
' associated with the CurveLegend object.
Public Class CurveLegendAccessibleObject
    Inherits AccessibleObject

    Private curveLegend As CurveLegend
    
    Public Sub New(curveLegend As CurveLegend)
        Me.curveLegend = curveLegend
    End Sub 'New
    
    ' Private property that helps get the reference to the parent ChartControl.                
    Private ReadOnly Property ChartControl() As ChartControlAccessibleObject
        Get
            Return CType(Parent, ChartControlAccessibleObject)
        End Get
    End Property

    ' Friend helper function that returns the ID for this CurveLegend.                
    Friend ReadOnly Property ID() As Integer
        Get
            Dim i As Integer
            For i = 0 To (ChartControl.GetChildCount()) - 1
                If ChartControl.GetChild(i) Is Me Then
                    Return i
                End If
            Next i
            Return - 1
        End Get
    End Property
    
    ' Gets the Bounds for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
    Public Overrides ReadOnly Property Bounds() As Rectangle
        Get
            ' The bounds is in screen coordinates.
            Dim loc As Point = curveLegend.Location
            Return New Rectangle(curveLegend.chart.PointToScreen(loc), curveLegend.Size)
        End Get
    End Property

    ' Gets or sets the Name for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.                
    Public Overrides Property Name() As String
        Get
            Return curveLegend.Name
        End Get
        Set
            curveLegend.Name = value
        End Set
    End Property
    
    ' Gets the Curve Legend Parent's Accessible object.
    ' This is used by accessibility programs.                
    Public Overrides ReadOnly Property Parent() As AccessibleObject
        Get
            Return curveLegend.chart.AccessibilityObject
        End Get
    End Property
    
    ' Gets the role for the CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.                
    Public Overrides ReadOnly Property Role() As AccessibleRole
        Get
            Return System.Windows.Forms.AccessibleRole.StaticText
        End Get
    End Property

    ' Gets the state based on the selection for the CurveLegend. 
    ' This is used by accessibility programs.                
    Public Overrides ReadOnly Property State() As AccessibleStates
        Get
            Dim stateTemp As AccessibleStates = AccessibleStates.Selectable
            If curveLegend.Selected Then
                stateTemp = stateTemp Or AccessibleStates.Selected
            End If
            Return stateTemp
        End Get
    End Property
    
    ' Navigates through siblings of this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.                
    Public Overrides Function Navigate(navdir As AccessibleNavigation) As AccessibleObject
        ' Use the Friend NavigateFromChild helper function that exists
        ' on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
        Return ChartControl.NavigateFromChild(Me, navdir)
    End Function
    
    ' Selects or unselects this CurveLegend. This is used by accessibility programs.
    Public Overrides Sub [Select](selection As AccessibleSelection)

        ' Use the internal SelectChild helper function that exists
        ' on ChartControlAccessibleObject.
        ChartControl.SelectChild(Me, selection)
    End Sub

End Class 'CurveLegendAccessibleObject

Notes to Inheritors

All objects should support this property.

Applies to

See also